Last updated: 
18 May 2016



The Manual was originally developed to assist Trade Marks staff in implementing the provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1995 and the Regulations. The Manual was first issued in January 1996.




The Manual contains detailed information on practices and procedures relating to aspects of the filing, examination, and registration of a trade mark. It also includes the Quality Policy and Examination Quality Standards.


Access and Security


All staff have access to the Manual.


This manual should be available to the public under IP Australia’s information publication scheme.

View the Trade Marks Office Manual of Practice and Procedure.